• MKLM in National Catholic Reporter
    March 29, 2018 am31 10:10 am, by Ayde Lyons
    Loan assistance programs help post-grad volunteers during years of service Maryknoll Lay Missioner Anne Berry demonstrates emergency care in the skills lab at Bukumbi Hospital’s maternity ward in Tanzania. CLICK HERE to read the full article....
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  • MKLM in El Salvador – Rick Dixon
    March 26, 2018 am31 8:00 am, by Ayde Lyons
    Jean Donovan’s Guitar This past December, Maryknoll Lay Missioner Debbie Northern (working at our central office in Ossining, NY) asked me to write an article about Jean Donovan – how her life and legacy live on in El Salvador. Since I never personally met Jean before she died, I felt Debbie’s request would be a nice way to get closer to Jean, to search for and discover her spirit, alive, among ...
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  • MKLM in Tanzania
    March 19, 2018 am31 8:00 am, by Ayde Lyons
    Greetings from Mwanza! The kids started a new school year at Isamilo International School in September, Susanna in Year 2 and Louisa in Preschool 2. They enjoyed summer break, including a visit to a fellow Maryknoller’s project, Uzima Center, where they joined with the children’s group drawing and singing about fruits in Swahili. Now they’re preparing for the school’s Early Years Christmas pageant, which Susanna reports will include a performance ...
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  • MKLM in Bolivia – Teresa Villaruz
    March 12, 2018 am31 7:00 am, by Ayde Lyons
    Teresa Villaruz Bolivia – December 2017 “Hold Me” Greetings y’all! I officially just completed a year here and have come into contact with 182 new children in the street in addition to the 120 children that visit the center frequently. Some highlights from the year: -I have officially been taught how to sell whipped cream (hint: you yell “CREMA CREMA CREMA UN BOLIVIANOOOOOO!” as loudly as you can, whilst making ...
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  • Make Straight the Paths: Privilege, Inclusion, and Embracing the Future
    February 28, 2018 am28 10:14 am, by Ayde Lyons
    From Maryknoll Mission Education Written by Kevin M. Foy, February 22, 2018 Sixteen years ago, the US Bishops wrote, “A table is where people meet to make decisions—in neighborhoods, nations, and the global community. Many people have no place at the table. Their voices and needs are ignored or dismissed” (A Place at the Table, 2002). Increasingly, diverse voices are making themselves heard, and making room for themselves at tables ...
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  • Susan Nagele in Kenya
    February 27, 2018 am28 11:00 am, by Ayde Lyons
    Today, we share the work of Susan Nagele in Kenya through her recent newsletter. “Kenya held the rerun of the presidential elections on October 26th. The main opposition candidate boycotted the election calling it a sham and he refuses to accept the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta for another five year term.  Kenyatta received 98% of the vote.  Only 38% of those registered voted the second time.  The inauguration will ...
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  • Pope Francis calls for day of prayer and fasting for peace, especially for the DRC and South Sudan
    February 21, 2018 am28 11:45 am, by Ayde Lyons
    “In the face of the tragic continuation of conflicts in different parts of the world, I invite all the faithful to a special day of prayer and fasting for peace on February 23, the Friday of the first week of Lent.” Pope Francis, February 4, 2018 St. Peter’s Square, The Vatican, Rome, Italy This Friday, MKLM will join in prayer with those around the world for our brothers and sisters ...
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  • News from Joe Loney – MKLM Bolivia
    February 20, 2018 pm28 3:15 pm, by Ayde Lyons
    We have a saying in Bolivia, if it does not rain much in January then it will really be a crazy, rainy month in February. This has been incredibly true in Bolivia and our local community. During January we had very little rain.   We have had rain every day, and intense storm showers on many days, in February.  Ten days ago we had a flash mud slide amid an intense ...
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  • MKLM in Kenya – Project HOPE
    February 20, 2018 am28 11:42 am, by Ayde Lyons
    “What is planted in each person’s soul will sprout” [Rumi] Greetings from H.O.P.E. Project! [Helping Orphans Pursue Education] HOPE Activities & Highlights (December 2017) We facilitated our 3rd Guardians Meeting in November. I’ve been asked how relevant these meetings are and I’ve observed that our guardians value this kind of meeting because it gives them a forum to express and share their life challenges and aches. Through their shared stories, ...
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  • Meet a Missioner – Kathleen Flatoff – Kenya – Class of 2017
    February 19, 2018 am28 8:14 am, by Ayde Lyons
    Today we continue our #MeetaMissionerMonday series by introducing one of our newest missioners, Kathleen Flatoff, who is now working in Kenya. Kathy is a parishioner at Queen of the Apostles in Tomah, WI, in the Diocese of La Crosse. In her parish she has served as a guild chairman and president of the Parish Council of Catholic Women (PCCW). She has her BSN from Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI, and ...
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